President Donald Trump said Friday that he could issue a new executive order on immigration after an appeals court refused to reinstate restrictions on entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
“The unfortunate part is that it takes time statutorily … we'll win that battle,” Trump said. “But we also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order on Monday.”
Asked what changes could be made if a new order were issued, the president replied, “very little.”
President Trump says he will not let America’s enemies exploit its immigration system and harm its citizens.
“My administration is committed to your security, why is why we will continue to fight to take all necessary and legal action to keep terrorists, radical and dangerous extremists from every entering our country,” he said in his weekly address Friday. “We will not allow our generous system of immigration to be turned against us as a tool for terrorism and truly bad people.”
“We must take firm steps today to ensure that we are safe tomorrow. We will defend our country, protect our Constitution and deliver real prosperity for our people.”